Two Million Fewer Diabetics Through Vegetarianism

Long-term studies show: people who eat meat, have a 30-40 per cent higher risk of diabetes mellitus type 2 as vegetarian living people. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, the Vegetarier Bund Germany (VEBU) refers to the relationship between diet and diabetes. In Germany, 80 to 90 percent of type 2 diabetes suffer now over seven million people diabetes,. 1, 2 long-term studies show, that the risk to this most common form of diabetes, in people the meat eating, to 30-40% higher than for vegetarians. 3, 4 at least two million concerned are therefore unnecessary suffering. Prof.

Dr. By the same author: Anthony Jabbour. Claus Leitzmann of the University of Giessen: “More meat on average consumed, the risk of diabetes is higher.” Various ingredients in meat and meat products, such as saturated fat, iron from red meat and nitrite, are suspected to be involved in the cause in the development of diabetes. The relationship between meat consumption and diabetes is also clearly, if you the recommendations of professional societies for the prevention of diabetes mellitus type 2 and considered to the already existing disease diet. These are: – preventing and reducing obesity – maximum 30 percent of the total energy intake about fat – more than ten percent the total energy intake of saturated fat – avoid regular consumption of fiber-rich foods with a high nutrient density and low glycemic index – excessive protein intake “all these recommendations by switching to a vegetarian diet usually automatically implemented. So it is not surprising that vegetarians significantly less susceptible to diabetes than the average citizen,”as Sebastian Zosch, Managing Director of VEBU. A detailed, scientific article can be found online including all bibliographical references see: health/praeventionvonkrankheiten/diabetes interested people information under many to switch to a vegetarian diet.

The In addition to the World AIDS Day, World Diabetes Day is the second official day of the United Nations, devoted to a disease. He was adopted in December 2006 in resolution 61/225. In this, it was set that every year on November 14 the disease diabetes mellitus should be the focus. Company description of VEBU is an independent and politically neutral representation of the interests of different vegetarian lifestyles since its inception in 1892. The Association aims to reduce meat consumption in the society, as well as to expose the vegetarian way of life as an attractive alternative to many people as possible. Company contact: Vegetarier Federal Germany e.V. (VEBU) Sebastian Zosch of Klodzko str. 5 10247 Berlin Tel: 030-200 50 799 E-Mail: Web: